How Not to Die

How Not to Die

Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

eBook - 2015
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"The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. Greger examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America -- heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more -- and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives. The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250066121
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 562 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Stone, Gene 1951-
Call Number: eBook

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Oct 19, 2018

The audio book is great and MUCH easier to get through!

Oct 19, 2018

Great read!!

Oct 07, 2018

A lot of well-researched information about how diet affects health. The anecdotes, especially the initial story about the author's grandma, made the information more relatable. Checking out the cookbook next!

Oct 01, 2018

If you tried reading the book and found it overwhelming, try the audiobook. Also Dr. Greger’s website, YouTube channel and podcasts are wonderful places to gain even more knowledge.

Sep 11, 2018

Worth reading for some insights into where you can make dietary and food practices improvements. I modified mine. Lots of good tskeaways- even for the omnivore (book espouses vegitarisn - but not annoying) - like raw pork/poultry home cross contamination issues.

Mar 17, 2018

Absolute must read, especially if you suffer from heart disease, hypertension, or diabetes

Jan 05, 2018

Five-star FACTS fill this book. It's a thick book and may appear daunting, but wade right in! You can easily skip chapters in Part 1 to concentrate on specific diseases that concern you most. Part 2 is pretty quick reading, recommendations on the best-of-the-best for what to eat for maximum nutrition, with tips for making everything more tasty. And you can skip almost 150 pages of Notes at the end unless you, personally, are researching the research that went into writing this book. The book is a real treasure for lay people who just want unbiased nutrition facts, and that truth is mighty hard to come by as Dr. Greger explains how monetary contributions and corporate interests often worm their way into our dietary guidelines. Junk food, meat, dairy and sugar have plenty of lobbyists promoting their industries, but when did Big Broccoli ever come calling, trying to unduly influence our grocery shopping choices? This book is the perfect RX to counter "decision fatigue" when various segments of the food industry profit because so much conflicting nutrition information is presented that consumers give up in exasperation and continue to eat whatever they want. Many doctors are unable to advise their patients because nutrition education was virtually non-existent in their medical training, and several government agencies are abjectly failing in their mission to inform and protect us. The Standard American Diet is aptly named, SAD, indeed! Is it any wonder that obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and we blithely accept heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and dementia as normal? Dr. Greger has the right idea: present facts, the results from nutrition studies that were not conducted or paid for by industries destined to benefit from those studies, then let people decide for themselves what to eat.

ontherideau Jan 02, 2018

How Not to Die-- Prematurely. This isn't a fad diet book but a sensible guide, an antidote to most food advertisements. #EatTogether is a good companion to good food, eating isn't just about putting edible items in your mouth.

Dec 15, 2017

Now that Dr. Greger's companion to this book is out -- a gorgeous book of recipes that showcase his nutrition guidance, each with a full color photo (and lots of people on the wait list to see the library's single copy, you might want to look again at, How Not to Die. It's a FABULOUS BOOK!
Although it does contain an at times overwhelming amount of well-substantiated research, it is so well organized and indexed, that it is also very easy to go right to the parts that are of greatest interest to you. Plus it is very well written with the information woven nicely into engaging stories that at times made me laugh out loud. Part one contains 15 separate chapters, addressing in depth all that is known about prevention or reversal of each to 15 leading causes of death. Part 2 two goes into detail about herbs, spices, and specific foods that are especially beneficial to eat, how to prepare them and what else you might want to know about them.

Dec 14, 2017

great info. and Dr. Greger is an entertaining writer as well so it makes it really fun to read. don't let the size of the book intimidate you. I ended up reading a chapter every night because it was such great stuff. didn't feel like homework like some other health and nutrition books. he explains it all in a way that is very practical and encouraging.

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